Phone: 228.865.4633


Degrees and Certifications:

*B.S. Mathematics - University of Southern Mississippi (May 2007) *M.Ed. Secondary Education - William Carey University (May 2011) *National Board Certified Teacher - Early Adolescent Mathematics (2013) *Teaching Certifications - Mathematics 7-12 General Science 7-12

Ms. Joycelyn Lorenzo, M.Ed., NBCT

Aside from the two years when my father was stationed in Subic Bay, Philippines and San Diego, California (he served in the Navy for 22 years), I have lived in Gulfport for pretty much my whole life! I am a 2001 high honors graduate from Harrison Central High School, and I graduated with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. In May 2011, I graduated from William Carey University with a Master's Degree in Secondary Education. I have teaching endorsements in Mathematics (7-12) and General Science (7-12). I am also a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence Mathematics. The 2021-2022 school year will mark my 15th year teaching in the Gulfport School District and at BVMS -- it will be my 11th year teaching 8th Grade Math, and prior to teaching 8th grade, I taught 7th Grade Math and Pre-Algebra.  I'm also in my 8th year as assistant cheer coach for BVMS.

In my spare time, I love to watch movies, listen to music (fun fact -- I'm a huge BTS fan -- they're a boy band from South Korea!), go shopping, watch sporting events, travel (my favorite trips have been to Seoul, South Korea and to visit my family in the Philippines!), and spend time with my friends and my eight-year-old beagle named Baylee. My favorite colors are teal, purple, and coral, and my favorite foods are Filipino food (both of my parents are from the Philippines) and sushi (yum!). Even though I am a math teacher, I love to read -- my favorite books are the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games trilogy, and Pride and Prejudice. I am a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity.

  • Additional Leadership Roles:

    • GSD Virtual Lead Teacher (July 2020-present)
    • GSD DCA Item Writing Team (June 2019-present)
    • GSD "Teachers Empowering Teachers" Council (May 2015-Present)
    • University of Southern Mississippi Cooperating Teacher (March 2014-present)
    • BVMS 8th Grade Team Leader (August 2013-present)
    • BVMS Assistant Cheer Coach (June 2013-present)
    • BVMS Professional Development Chairperson (June 2012-February 2015)
    • GHS Summer School Math Instructor (9th Grade - June 2012, 10th Grade - June 2013)
    • GSD Test Item and Project Development Team (2012)
    • BVMS Safety Chairperson (August 2011-May 2012)
    Professional Development and Workshops:
    • National Math and Science Initiative - "Laying the Foundation" Workshop - Pensacola, FL (July 2016)
    • Model Schools Conference - Orlando, FL (June 2016)
    • Effective Principal Institute and Collaborative - Harrison County Cohort (July 2015-March 2016)
    • Mississippi Educational Computing Association Conference - February 2016
    • Achieve the Core - "Becoming a Core Advocate" - Raleigh, NC (March 2015)
    • M-STAR for Teachers Workshop - Gulfport, MS (June 2013)
    • Making Connections Conference - Biloxi, MS (June 2013)
    • Model Schools Conference - Nashville, TN (June 2011)
    • NCTM Regional Conference - New Orleans, LA (October 2010)
    • "Wheel of Fortune:  A Piece of the Formative Assessment Pie" (GSD Essential Pieces - August 2016)
    • "Would You Want to Be a Student in Your Own Classroom?"  (GSD Essential Pieces - August 2016)
    • "How to Have a Classroom of 'ACE' Students in Four Easy Steps" (GSD Essential Pieces - August 2015)
    • "Let's Meet Them on Their Playground:  Teaching 21st Century Learners" (GSD Essential Pieces - August 2013)
    • "Steps in the Teaching Act:  Back-to-Basics GSD Lesson Planning" (GSD Essential Pieces - August 2012)
    • "Making MCT2 Data Work for You" (GSD Essential Pieces - August 2011)
    • "A Hands-On Approach to Algebraic Competency" (GSD Essential Pieces - November 2010)


    • National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence Mathematics (2013)
    • BVMS Teacher of the Year (2010-2011)
    • BVMS Teacher of the Month (September 2010)


    • Member, Mississippi First Education Leadership Council (May 2015-Present)
    • Member, Mississippi Professional Educators (May 2008-present)
    • Member, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (August 2007-present)
    • Member, Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity - Theta Epsilon Chapter, University of South Alabama (2001-present)